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Reply To: In the first lecture, Dr. McDermott teaches that the Bible is one story, and that God upholds his covenant with the Jewish people to this very day. Was this what you were taught growing up? If not, how will this insight change the way you read the bible going forward?

Andrew Langford

This is more or less what I was taught in my Church. My Church refers to the Bible as the Stick of Judah. I similarly learn in my Church how God covenanted with Abraham in the Old Testament how his seed would be as the sands of the sea and the stars of the Heavens and covenanted with Abraham his seed would inherit the land of Israel. I learn from my Church as well Jesus came to earth in the New Testament to fulfill the law and stone for us.
I find many similarities between my Church and Hebraic Christianity in terms of the Bible and on teachings and doctrine. But, I see differences as well. My Church teaches Jesus will come to earth again and establish the New Jerusalem as we learn in Hebraic Christianity.
But, understanding the Bible as one story deepens my understanding and appreciation for the Bible. It adds to my understanding in seeing God as constant and the same throughout the Bible.